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The annual major update has finally been released. The long wait will be worth it for our customers. We were able to significantly increase the stability and speed in all apps through code optimization and thus provide a positive user experience. With this, our programs run smoother, despite Windows and .NET. Functional highlights of this major update are for example:
- abylon APP-BLOCKER: Numerous new features, such as Windows Update and Windows Defender permanently disable.
- abylon APP-BLOCKER: Reset the DNS cache of visited websites
- abylon APP-BLOCKER: Extension of the AntiSpy functions
- abylon APP-BLOCKER: Permanent disabling of Windows-Update and Windows-Defender
- abylon APP-BLOCKER: Changes made will be reset on uninstallation
- abylon SHREDDER: Search for files with identical file name without considering the content
- General: Speed increase by optimized function call
- General: Several bug fixes, e.g. for animated graphics, registry calls, wait dialog, lists, counters etc.
And many other small optimizations and improvements in all programs and apps from abylonsoft.
With Windows 11 Microsoft has released a new version of its operating system. The first test of the abylonsoft software in the version 20.60.2 and 2021.10 under the new Windows version was successful. Thereby no problems occurred during the installations of our software. This test is still preliminary, but we hereby release our software products for Windows 11..
With the new version 20.60.2 and 2021.10, we have incorporated the following new features:
Corona keeps us far under its spell and stops daily life in many areas. But the software from abylonsoft is constantly being developed further and is now also receiving a major update in 2021. The following is just a selection of the improvements:
- CRYPTDRIVE: Open cryptdrives can now be closed again via the desktop icon.
- PASSWORD DIALOGUE: New icons for on-screen keyboard and password obfuscation.
- TRAY-ICON: The software intercepts the double start of the tray icon.
- SHREDDER: Problems leading to a question dialogue are now collected and displayed at the end of the shredding process.
- SYNC-COPY: The synchronization process has been speedup considerably, as renamed files and directories are no longer copied.
- KEYSAFE: The cache system has been revised.
- LOGON: The selection dialogue for multiple valid hardware keys is now intelligent and selects the last used key as default.
In addition, numerous bugs and problems were fixed and the functionality under restricted Windows rights was tested and optimized.
The major update to version 19.x and 2020 will take place in February 2020, and we have now added a minor update in March. Besides the general speed optimization, all products have received interesting improvements. To mention:
- APP-BLOCKER: Permanent deactivation of blocked services
- KEYSAFE: Copy password with one click in the clipboard
- LOGON: Prevents the disappearance of the logon login window
- CRYPTDRIVE: Reliable locking of encrypted drives
- SHAREDDRIVE: New possibility to create an empty file and add complete directories
- UAC-GRABBER: Simply remove and add entries
- SHREDDER: Add your own files and directories to the job list.
All programs now offer the possibility to switch to admin mode and back. In addition, the registration dialog now always remains in the foreground and much more.
With the version update to 17.60.1 and 2018.12 abylonsoft has donated various adjustments and optimizations of the program interface and functions to its programs. For example, a hexagonal window with program name shows the start of the programs or the settings dialog can no longer open without admin rights. In addition, some unused or problematic functions have been removed.
With exception of the software apps abylonsoft has published all programs in the version 15.90.1. Beside small optimizations and error corrections the program windows and dialogs were optically ürevised. Thereby all control elements moved as far as possible into the upper area. In the head bar on the left side there is the menu behind the familiar three bars. On the right side, frequently used buttons are displayed, such as for closing and minimizing the window or for switching to administrator mode.
Additionally 2 versions of our software products will be offered in the future. The functional range is identical for both setups, but one version is optimized for Windows up to 7 and the other version from Windows 8. The reasons and the corresponding download links will be published shortly on the homepage.
In the course of the conversion to the development environment Visual Studio 2015 we have fundamentally revised the products abylon SHREDDER, abylon CRYPTDRIVE and abylon ENTERPRISE. Thereby numerous smaller and bigger problems could be solved. With version 15, encrypted Cryptdrive's can now also be used again under Windows 10, without these being automatically closed by the operating system. With the software abylon SHREDDER errors in the functions "trash", "duplicate finder" and "drives scanning" could be eliminated. Besides with the Firefox browser the stored passwords are removedürter endgültig.
An update discount of 80% can only be claimed for a short time. The voucher code of version 14 is the 3rd block of the registration key.
Most computers have enough power and memory to run so-called virtual machines. Programs like “vmware“ and the free “VirtualBox“ offer the possibility to install and run additional operating systems. In the tutorial “Using multiple operating systems by virtualization on one computer“ we describe how to use VirtualBox and a free Windows 7 development version of Microsoft. This can also be used as troubleshooting for abylon CRYPTDRIVE under Windows 10.
With the software programs abylon LOGON, abylon LOGON SSO Home, abylon LOGON SSO Pro and abylon ENTERPRISE abylonsoft offers the possibility to securely and comfortably log on to the PC via hardware key. Smart cards, RFID cards, USB sticks or Bluetooth mobile phones can be used as hardware keys. In order to avoid confusion among users, the abylon LOGON login screen is now shown directly under Windows 10.
The software products abylon SREDDER and abylon ENTERPRISE will be released in version 14.30.1. The functionality was "cleaned" Internet tracks" revised and supplemented. From this version, the browser Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 is also supported. As with the previously supported browsers Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome, history, cookies, cache etc. can now also be deleted. In order to prevent the tracking and evaluation of behavior, the cleaning of the Internet traces was supplemented by further files and folders. EverCookies are also irrevocably deleted. As a further optimization, the deletion of used files was optimized. Now locked files can be deleted in the vast majority of cases.
In the manual we show 7 tips around the registration of the software products of abylonsoft. It shows how to check if an update is available and how to perform the installation and registration. Additionally it is described how the coupon code for a discounted update can be determined and how much discount is possible depending on the software product and version.